TKC Authors Contribute To Pro-Life Debate
Faculty Featured Prominently in "WORLD" Magazine's Annual Roe v. Wade Issue
WORLD Magazine has released its annual Roe v. Wade issue, to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and faculty from The King's College made significant contributions to the issue.
This issue (available on-line at www.worldmag.com) marks the 15th year that WORLD has commemorated Roe v. Wade. This year’s issue features a 17-page special section devoted to Roe and its consequences. The lead article is an in-depth story by TKC Professor Dr. Anne Hendershott on the voting patterns of Catholics and Protestant members of congress. Dr. Hendershott is the chair of TKC's Politics, Philosophy, and Economics program.
She compared the voting records of the 10 graduates of evangelical colleges with those of the 60 graduates of Roman Catholic colleges and universities. Hendershott wrote: “The results? “Eight of the 10 evangelical college grads not only vote pro-life but are among the strongest anti-abortion voices in Congress. In contrast, 40 of the 60 Catholic college grads in the 111th Congress voted last year to expand abortion rights.”
Among the other topics covered in this issue:
SAVING BABIES IN THE CITY. In the heart of New York, one of America’s most secular cities, the Midtown Pregnancy Support Center thrives. It’s one of 2000 pregnancy care centers in the country – virtually all of them founded since 1973’s Roe decision. These centers have become the “front lines” of the pro-life movement, and the tens of thousands of people who work and volunteer there bear witness to the fact that America – recent polls show -- is quietly becoming a pro-life nation. WORLD’s New York correspondent Alisa Harris -- who is also a King's College adjunct faculty member, reports on these trends. Susanna Metaxas, who was one of The King's College's "Distinguished Visitors" this semester, is the executive director of this facility.
CHEMICAL REACTION. The RU486 abortion pill is now responsible for 14 percent of all abortions – and has been growing at the rate of 22 percent per year. TKC Adjunct Faculty Alisa Harris reports that RU486 now lets women abort in private – for many women a painful, lonely, devastating privacy.
WORLD Editor-in-Chief Marvin Olasky, who is also Provost of The King's College, spearheaded this year's coverage. Dr. Olasky has written two books on abortion, said robust, thoughtful coverage on the abortion issue is essential: “Slavery was America’s defining issue 150 years ago. Abortion is such an issue today, and the Roe v. Wade decision is one of our defining moments.”
WORLD magazine is the nation’s most widely-read Christian news magazine. WORLD maintains staff writers in Washington, New York, and other key U.S. cities, and has a network of correspondents around the world.
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